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Incognito‘s latest masterpiece Transatlantic R.P.M. will be released next Tuesday, 7/27. This ‘buttery smooth cut’ (Premiered by Okayplayer) “Gotta” features spoken-word songstress Ursula Rucker, who has worked with artists like The Roots, King Britt and 4hero. Her silky smooth sung and spoken verses reflect both the pain of loneliness and the hope for future love.
Besides Ursula Rucker, Transatlantic R.P.M. has an incredible line-up of featured collaborators including Chaka Khan, renowned Italian singer Mario Biondi, Eric Benet, Stuart Zender (bassist for Jamiroquai), longtime Incognito vocalist Maysa and Motown legend Leon Ware, to name a few.
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Launched in March 2009, Kutiman‘s audio-visual project ThruYou: Kutiman Mixes YouTube, got a huge response worldwide. He uses videos like samples to create new works of art, and his efforts were noticed by the members of Multi-platinum selling artist Maroon 5. Kutiman says, “The band sent me footage shot on their recent US tour and that is what i came up with .. enjoy :-)”
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Urbanus, the new release by vibraphonist-composer Stefon Harris, signifies his 7th album as a band leader and his Concord Records debut. The new album picks up where 2004’s Evolution left off in that it features Blackout, his scintillating ensemble that’s as versed in modern jazz as it is with rhythms, melodies and soundscapes associated with R&B, pop, hip-hop and funk.
For this video, “Gone”, they’ve organized a video remix contest: Contestants can download artwork, music and video to remix, then upload it to Stefon’s YouTube group. Stefon Harris and Stacey Robinson, the original designer, will choose the winner.
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Seher Sikandar interviews Ragen Fykes about her single, upcoming projects and collaborators, and how Ragen first discovered Giant Step. Nothing like a shout out from two talented b girls!